§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the Attorney-General whether the Crown right to the sea beyond the three-mile limit extends to the minerals under the sea; and whether the rights of the Crown to mineral royalties have been protected in the case of mines working minerals beyond the three-mile limit?
§ The SOLICITOR - GENERAL (Sir Rufus Isaacs)
The rights of the Crown to the minerals under the sea are co-extensive with its rights to the bed of the sea. I am informed that the rights of the Crown were fully protected in the only case of minerals under the sea beyond the three-mile limit which has hitherto been dealt with.